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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles September 2018

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

AHA: Chagas Disease Has Spread Worldwide

Previously, Chagas disease was only common in Latin America, but the AHA has released a scientific statement saying otherwise. Chagas also carries a high risk of heart disease.

Monotherapy Bests DAPT After Cardiac Surgery

A new study from Loyola Medicine investigated monotherapy vs dual-antiplatelet therapy in the context of complications after open heart surgery.

Type 1 Diabetes: Younger Age at Diagnosis Heightens CV, Mortality Risks

In a new study, researchers investigated the impact of age of onset of type 1 diabetes on the risks for cardiovascular events and mortality.

USPSTF Updates Recommendation for ECG Screening for AF

The US Preventive Task Force assessed the benefits and harms of ECG screening in adults aged 65 years or older, among other uses for ECG screening.

New Troponin Test Is Quicker, More Sensitive Than Standard Test

To evaluate the safety of the test, researchers assessed patients presenting with chest pain and other symptoms of a heart attack at an emergency room in Texas.